Latitude 2018 completes line up with MNEK, Jimothy Lacoste & more


Latitude Festival has announced the final acts for the 2018 line up, with the exception of the famous Latitude secret set still TBA. With less than three weeks to go, Latitude takes place at Henham Park, Suffolk from Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th July 2018. The festival welcomes over 500 names over 15 stages, including headliners Solange, The Killers and Alt-J.

Joining some of the biggest names in music including The Vaccines, Wolf Alice, Rag’n’Bone Man, James, Mogwai, Belle And Sebastian, Jon Hopkins, Jessie Ware, The Breeders, and more, is British pop/R&B superstar MNEK who is finally on track to release his debut studio album later this year, as well as the much hyped and raucous Black Midi, LA rock-duo Deap Vally, the haunting Talos, and Afro-Cuban Tropical-kraut rock 7-piece Bethlehem Casuals.

The BBC Music Introducing Stage once again welcomes an eclectic array of talent specifically chosen for Latitude, submitted via a plethora of local BBC Introducing shows. This year’s stage is presented by BBC Radio 2 presenter Zoe Ball – who will also be live on Radio 2 between 3-6pm on the Saturday – BBC Radio 3 mainstays Max Reinhardt (Late Junction) and Suzy Klein (In Tune), and BBC Radio 6 Music experimentalist Tom Robinson.

The culturally enriching experience of this year’s comedy, theatre, and arts roster is set to be the festival’s most diverse and forward-thinking yet. Crystal Maze Master Richard Ayoade joins the bill in conversation with the UK’s leading film critic Mark Kermode. In the evening, rising rap star MC Flohio and viral sensation Jimothy Lacoste join Sound System legends Trojan Sound System.

Over at The SpeakEasy, Latitude attendees can immerse themselves in lively debate and discussion from the brightest voices. Added to the bill today are champion beatboxer Grace Savage, and the Wellcome Book Prize who present Where’s Your Head At?, featuring current bestseller Christie Watson and ‘the female Brian Cox’, Hannah Crichtlow.

This year’s festival will open its doors to former Labour leader Ed Miliband, and Geoff Lloyd for their award-winning hit podcast Reasons to be Cheerful, as well as Jessie Ware’s chart-topping podcast Table Manners, and documentary maker Reggie Yates.

Tickets for Latitude 2018 are available via Ticketmaster with Adult Weekend tickets starting at £197.50 face value + £8 booking fee.